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Ciabatta Cafe and Bakery Restaurant

) #1 of 177 Restaurants in Rotorua $$ - $$$ Cafe, European,
38 White Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-348 3332
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
38 White Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having traveled world-wide and experienced many cafes of note it was a wonderful surprise to find this outstanding eating establishment ten minutes walk from our front door! We dropped in for coffee and pastries and were so take by the quality of such we have...More

1  Thank bakoRotorua
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first day we bought a rye and a mixed grain ciabatta for our picnic lunch. Absolutely delicious, fresh and tasty. I have my own sourdough "mother" and bake bread regularly and so I know the taste and texture of a sourdough, so when I'm...More

2  Thank GlobeTrotters4001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty meals and excellent coffee. Beautiful combination of Fresh and nutritious ingredients. Good customer service, will be back again. Highly Recommended🥙🌯🥖

1  Thank anmolb675
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ciabatta absolutely delivers on its five-star rating. Their soft pretzel is the best I've ever had. The coffee and baked goods here are world-class. They also have a stand at the Rotorua Night Market every week. You have to go to Ciabatta when you visit...More

1  Thank Quintin K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The United States needs to learn how to make a Brekkie and capsicum salsa because we think the political tension in the nation would be vastly improved by these two products alone! Enjoyed meeting the owner Alex on our second visit! Everything was delicious, including...More

3  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent service, great food and cute cafe. We were only in Rotorua for 2 days and had breakfast at this cafe both mornings we were there :) We met the owners and they were very sweet. There were 4 of us and we all got...More

1  Thank Justina T
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Great flavour, great value, great service. Bad for the waistline. I Don't go nearly as much as my mind suggests. Highly recommend.

3  Thank freedomtochewz
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

It may be tucked away in an industrial estate but I'd definitely go back. The breakfast sarnie was excellent as was the coffee! We only stayed one night in Rotarua but if we'd had longer we'd definitely go back there!

2  Thank CaraBoots
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Foodie haven for sandwiches and very true European desserts. The owner is from Switzerland and a total foodie, takes cooking classes and also focuses on food nutrition, in a commercial environment it is refreshing to see that passion. Totally loved everything we tried from Chookie...More

3  Thank Punit M
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

The food was excellent the coffee fantastic recommend this place to all. Great parking great good and great coffee

2  Thank Alan B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$7
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 13:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 White Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-348 3332
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A range of continental breads and pastries baked fresh daily. Also a great lunch menu featuring "The Long Dog". More than just a bakery, we have amazing coffee aswell, plenty of cafe style seating and great ambience.
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